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Puglia is a region that boasts almost 800 km of stunning coastline and an abundance of coastal attractions, surrounded by both the Adriatic and Ionian seas, converging at Santa Maria di Leuca in the southernmost point of Salento.
Rent a boat to uncover the hidden gems of Puglia's coastline and create an itinerary that suits your preferences. You'll discover the diverse landscapes of sandy beaches and rocky cliffs, pick where to dock and indulge in local culture and cuisine. Escape the busy cities and roads and immerse yourself in a serene environment with just you and the sea.
Reach Puglia by car or airplane, with the advantage of exploring the region more freely if you drive. The drive from Rome takes approximately six hours, while from Florence takes about eight hours. Alternatively, fly into regional airports such as Bari, Brindisi, or Taranto for daily flights to major cities in Italy and Europe.
The best time to sail in Apulia is from June to September, when the weather is warm and sunny and the water crystal clear. During these months, the warm temperatures and the wind is light, making it perfect for sailing and exploring the islands. However, if you prefer a more peaceful sailing holiday, it's best to avoid the peak season, which runs from July to August, as the beaches and marinas tend to be very busy.
Day 1: Start in Bari. Begin your sailing adventure in Bari, a bustling port city in the heart of Puglia. Spend the day exploring the city's narrow streets and charming squares, visit the famous Basilica of San Nicola, and sample some local cuisines at one of the many seafood restaurants.
Day 2: Sail to Monopoli Sail approximately 20 nautical miles south to Monopoli, a charming coastal town known for its ancient castle, sandy beaches, and vibrant nightlife. Spend the day exploring the town's narrow streets, sample some delicious seafood at one of the local restaurants, and enjoy a stroll along the promenade.
Day 3: Sail to Polignano a Mare Sail approximately 15 nautical miles further south to Polignano a Mare, a stunning cliff-side town famous for its breathtaking views of the Adriatic Sea. Spend the day exploring the town's narrow streets and charming squares, visit the cave of the Madonna di San Vito, and relax on one of the many sandy beaches.
Day 4: Sail to Torre Guaceto. Sail approximately 20 nautical miles to the south to Torre Guaceto, a stunning nature reserve home to various wildlife and stunning beaches. Spend the day exploring the reserve, swimming in the crystal-clear waters, and enjoying a picnic on one of the many sandy beaches.
Day 5: Sail to Ostuni Sail approximately 20 nautical miles southeast of Ostuni, a charming hilltop town famous for its stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. Spend the day exploring the town's narrow streets, visit the Cathedral of Ostuni, and sample some delicious local cuisine at one of the many restaurants.
Day 6: Sail to Porto Cesareo Sail approximately 30 nautical miles southeast of Porto Cesareo, a charming seaside town known for its crystal-clear waters and beautiful beaches. Spend the day exploring the town's narrow streets, relaxing on one of the many sandy beaches, and trying some delicious seafood at one of the local restaurants.
Day 7: Return to Bari Sail back to Bari, approximately 30 nautical miles to the north, and spend the day exploring the city one last time before departing. Whether you sample some local cuisines, visit the Basilica of San Nicola, or relax and soak up the sun, your seven-day sailing adventure in Puglia will be memorable.
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